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News 22 September 2021

In the field of nanomaterials, the experience of JP AMPEA proves to be key for innovation pathways

The Joint Programme AMPEA was showcased as a European success story in the context of a European Innovation Council panel on nanomaterials and their application in the energy sector

On September 22, the JP on Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications (AMPEA) participated in a 2021 NanoInnovation conference panel co-organized with the European Innovation Council (EIC). In the panel, the JP showcased the actions it has taken to create and foster an open community of researchers focused on R&I activities studying basic materials science, physical chemistry of processes, heat and mass transfer phenomena and dedicated powerful tools to characterise materials and energy devices (especially on large scale facilities).

The 2021 NanoInnovation conference presented to a wide and broad audience state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology, as well as promoting cross-disciplinary interactions highlighting developments in this field of research. The conference's aim was to bring together leading academics, scientists, researchers and any professional operating in the field of nanotechnology in order to exchange and share ideas, know-how and information.

The “Scale-up of Nanomaterials for Energy” panel, to which the JP AMPEA took part in aimed at highlighting the role of nanomaterials scale-up within the innovation process, in particular for energy applications.

The panel considered and involved speakers from different backgrounds, ranging from Research to Industry, crossing EU Programmes, and taking nanosafety and regulation issues into account. A round table engaged the workshop lecturers to identify the main drivers that trigger scale-up activities. The latest will include the unique and enabling aspects of nanotechnology and the deployment of a well-defined value chain that links academic know-how to technology and businesses according to a specific business model.

The JP AMPEA was introduced by its Coordinator Dr Sawako Nakamae, researcher at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). The presentation was followed by a success story on innovation uptake, given by the JP AMPEA member Dr Mariya Ivanova of Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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